The Children’s People and Nature Survey for England: 2022 update; plus NatureScot outdoor learning research
This UK Government webpage provides valuable summary statistics as headline findings on the ‘Children’s People and Nature Survey’ carried out by English Nature. It provides information on how children and young people in England experience and think about the natural environment. Any changes in trends between 2021 and 2022 are [...]
Connection to Nature briefing
This Natural England briefing (published 7 November 2022) focuses on the evidence for connection to nature. It is one of a series that summarises evidence of the links between the natural environment and a range of outcomes. The notes are aimed at: policy makers, practitioners, practice enablers (including Natural England), [...]
Links between natural environments, learning and health: evidence briefing (Evidence information note no EIN063)
This Natural England report (Dillon, Justin; Lovell, Becca, 2022) explores evidence on the impacts of learning in natural environments on learning processes and outcomes, and on health outcomes. It outlines the background to the briefing, indicating that it updates the original evidence briefing provided by Natural England in 2016 - [...]
Generation Green Impact Report
The Field Studies Council have worked with YHA, National Parks, Scouts, Guiding and Outward Bound on the Generation Green project in England last year. This collaborative project engaged over 115,000 young people with nature, and included FSC biodiversity training, wildlife guides and school visits. Amongst its findings, the report found [...]
Is the new sustainability and climate change strategy for schools in England what young people want?
This article in The Conversation (4 May 2022) explores responses to the UK government’s new sustainability and climate change strategy for schools. However, UCL/ University of York research shows that it does not go far enough to meet what young people and teachers want.
Parents recognise the value of children being outdoors in nature
Results from Natural England’s interim July 2020 People and Nature Survey for England, include an increase in the percentage of adults who think that learning outside or about nature is especially important for their child at this time (28% of adults with children, up from 19% in June and May), [...]
How people have engaged with nature in England
This storymap shares 10 years of the Monitor of Engagement of the Natural Environment (MENE) survey. Find information about Nature Connectedness and the 'action gap' highlighted towards the end of this page.